Title

Reliability of using a handheld tablet to analyze lower extremity landing mechanics during drop vertical jumps

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2019

Abstract

© 2019 Human Kinetics, Inc. Analyzing lower extremity (LE) landing mechanics is a main component of the screening process for athletes predisposed to injury. However, easily accessible and reliable tools for this process in a clinical setting need to be established. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of differentiations in positioning of the iPad and evaluator on the reliability of an iPad to analyze LE landing mechanics during drop vertical jumps (DVJs). The results illustrate that iPads are reliable tools that can be used to capture and analyze DVJs. In addition, the exact positioning of the evaluator does not make a significant difference in the outcome. The results suggest that iPads are a practical and reliable alternative to traditional video analysis.

Publication Name

International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training

Volume Number

24

First Page

70

Last Page

77

Issue Number

2

DOI

10.1123/ijatt.2017-0053

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